With mile-upon-mile of broad, white sandy beaches and peaceful resorts, combined with gentle sea breezes from Africa, the island of Fuerteventura is the perfect holiday destination at any time of year. It's home to a beautiful volcanic landscape, golden sand dunes at Corralejo, local markets and relaxing bars. Book your holiday to Fuerteventura to experience some of the best beaches in the Canary Islands.
Fuerteventura enjoys a steady amount of glorious sunshine throughout the year.
4 hours from the UK and the only airport in Fuerteventura situated on the eastern side of the island, about 5km southwest of the capital city Puerto del Rosario.
Let the kids cool off in the slides, wave pools and whirlpools of Acua Waterpark near Corralejo. They can dry off while practising their swing at the park's 18-hole mini-golf course, just one of the many things for kids to do in Fuerteventura. Hop on the free bus from Costa Calma and enter the exotic world of Oasis Park, one of the biggest attractions in Fuerteventura. Kids can see thousands of animals and birds from all around the world.
Drive inland from the coast through the hilly dunes of the Parque Natural de las Dunas in Corralejo, and you’ll soon discover why it’s one of the most spectacular places to visit in Fuerteventura. You’ll think you’re in the Sahara rather than at one of the most extraordinary attractions in Fuerteventura. Volcanic peaks rise from the centre of the island in the Parque Natural de Betancuria, giving this stark landscape a lunar feel. On the eastern side are the strange and dramatic limestone caves of Ajuy, which pirates used to use as hiding places centuries ago.
Endless stretches of white sands grip the shores of the island, giving beach lovers plenty of things to do in Fuerteventura. Costa Calma’s Playa Barca is one of the most popular beaches on the Jandía peninsula, and one of the best places in Fuerteventura for some serious windsurfing. The dunes of Corralejo are among the main attractions in Fuerteventura; vast, practically untouched expanses of pure golden sand. Take a slow drive through mountain tracks to find the remote beach near Cofete; a windswept, wild place of crashing waves and hardly a soul for miles.
FUERTEVENTURA HOLIDAY RESORTS
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Fuerteventura is best for...
Families: Spend the day testing your nerves on the ‘Kamikaze’ or relaxing in the large whirlpool and soaking up the sun at the Acua Waterpark.
Animal lovers: Discover reptiles, lemurs and kangaroos and watch the hippos lounging around at Oasis Park; a great day out for all the family.
Windsurfers:Catch the breezes off the Jandía peninsula and enjoy a windsurfing experience like no other.
Language: The language spoken in Fuerteventura is Spanish.
Currency: The currency used in Fuerteventura is the Euro (€).
Local time: Fuerteventura is the same time as GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Fuerteventura Airport. Transfers to Caleta de Fuste take 20 minutes, it's 45 minutes to Corralejo, 1 hour to Costa Calma and 1.5 hours to Jandia.
Flight time from UK:The Fuerteventura flight time is 4.5 hours.
Tourist information: Further Fuerteventura tourist information can be found at Home – VisitFuerteventura.
Visa and health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Fuerteventura.
Weather and climate
Temperature: 18-25 (°C).
One of the so called ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’, Fuerteventura enjoys warm and sunny days throughout the year. Temperatures hover in the mid-teens (°C) during the winter and spring before climbing into the 20s in May. By the peak of summer, temperatures are typically in the mid-20s. Visit at this time or early autumn for the best beach weather.
By bus: Buses connect the main resorts with the capital city, Puerto del Rosario, which makes getting around in Fuerteventura simple.
By hire car: If you want to explore the best places in Fuerteventura without worrying about timetables, it would be more practical to hire a car.
By taxi: Taxis are easy to find in the main towns and cities.
By 4x4: Hire a 4x4 if you want to visit some of the more remote beaches.
By ferry:Ferries connect Fuerteventura with other Canary Islands.
Semana Santa: Join the island-wide party in February or March during carnival, or wait until Easter for the processions and celebrations of Semana Santa.
Fuerteventura in Music:El Cotillo’s beaches become one giant club every July during the Fuerteventura in Music festival.
For windsurfers: Watch the world’s elite windsurfers and kiteboarders compete in daredevil style every July and August during the World Championships on La Barca beach.
Turtles:For an unforgettable wildlife experience, turn up in August when volunteers gather to release back to the sea the turtles that have hatched on Cofete beach.
Flying high: Colourful kites cover the dunes at Corralejo in November during the International Kite Festival.